Simahlak (CA)

Simahlak got his start in 1987 DJing for high school dances and bar mitzvahs. He later moved into producing compilations, and his turntable talents eventually landed him a booking as the first-ever hip-hop DJ to play the prestigious Montreal International Jazz Festival. He was later hired as a DJ and house producer for the Audio Research label. He programmed beats for an impressive roster of artists including Sans Pression and Muzion, and performed as a DJ alongside the likes of Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and A-Trak, to name a few. Simhalak produces whacked-out slabs of experimental hip-hop inspired by old skool breakbeats, incorporating serious injections of phatty bass along with soul and funk samples into a powerfully heavy groove that lays waste to dancefloors. Son of Sakuraba, Simahlak's début EP released in 2006 on Bully records, skilfully meshes musique concrète and hip-hop rhythms. Its creator calls it 'raw boom-bap lo-fi.'

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CAFÉ ÉLECTRONIKA 1

Hotel Opus 30/05/2007

Simahlak got his start in 1987 DJing for high school dances and bar mitzvahs. He later moved into producing compilations, and his turntable talents eventually landed him a booking as the first-ever hip-hop DJ to play the prestigious Montreal International Jazz Festival. He was later hired as a DJ and house producer for the Audio Research label. He programmed beats for an impressive roster of artists including Sans Pression and Muzion, and performed as a DJ alongside the likes of Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and A-Trak, to name a few. Simhalak produces whacked-out slabs of experimental hip-hop inspired by old skool breakbeats, incorporating serious injections of phatty bass along with soul and funk samples into a powerfully heavy groove that lays waste to dancefloors. Son of Sakuraba, Simahlak's début EP released in 2006 on Bully records, skilfully meshes musique concrète and hip-hop rhythms. Its creator calls it 'raw boom-bap lo-fi.'

Discogs

  • Son Of Sakuraba EP
  • Mindstate / Island I'm From Part II
  • Let's Go
  • Up North Trip
  • The Northern Horde
  • True Soldiers
  • Up North Trip Vol. 3
  • Get Caught Up
  • Something You Feel
  • The Pyramid Scheme
  • Who's Your Daddy - Volume 1
  • Rugged Radio Saturday
  • Lunch Money Singles Vol. 1
  • Up North Trip Vol. 3
  • Pas Dans Mon Ryhtme Mixtapes (Paris, 2008)
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